W Aviation, one of four service providers at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, has broken ground on its new FBO complex. The company has been operating from the former Execuport facility on the north side of the airport for the past two years.
Phase one of the nearly $13 million construction project consists of a pair of 20,000-sq-ft hangars, each capable of sheltering ultra-long-range business jets, with 2,500 sq ft of attached office/shop space. They will be followed by a new 6,500-sq-ft terminal building, complete with the usual FBO offerings such as customer lounge and lobby, CSR counter, pilot lounge, flight-planning room and onsite car rental. Construction of the terminal is expected to begin early next year and conclude around September.
A second phase of construction calls for two or three additional 20,000-sq-ft hangars, depending on customer demand, each with its own 2,500 sq ft of office space.